PRC Winter 5K Race Series

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Never let winter win. Keep those wheels turning and the fire burning all winter long when you join in our seasonal 5K series. This low-key, high-yield trio of races culminates with a prediction run/walk. Your progress might surprise you! $30 for one 5K, $75 for all three. Race Shirt $15. Breakfast brought to you by Stanford’s.  Yes, Stanford’s. Final Stanford’s Breakfast: zenner’s sausages, blueberry cinnamon rolls, smoked salmon hash, French toast, and eggs.  YUM! Thank you Stanford’s!

What:    5K, 5K, 5K
Where:  Portland Running Company – 10029 SW Nimbus Ave, Beaverton, OR 97008
When:   One 5K per month December, January, February      
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 – 9:00am
  • Saturday, January 13, 2018-  9:00am
  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:00am – Predict, no watches or timing devices allowed!
Why: Stay fit and fast over the winter months and support two great charities!  Set a goal for each race and try to improve each race, even by one second!
Race starts at 9:00am, doors open at 7:30am, come pick up your race# and warm up with the group.

More info? Read the RunOregon Blog here.


PRC 5k Winter Series Course:  Our course will run from Portland Running Company to Fanno Creek Trail in Greenway Park and back.  All races will be the same course weather permitting.  One water station will be on course with water and sports drink. The course will be well marked and easy to follow.  Both runners and walkers – all abilities welcome. We do not offer refunds due to weather. NEVER LET WINTER WIN!

Breakfast brought to you by Stanford’s!!  Yes, yummy warm breakfast for all of our participants that are braving this weather and NEVER LETTING WINTER WIN!! The final Stanford’s breakfast included: zenner’s sausages, blueberry cinnamon rolls, smoked salmon hash, French toast, and eggs.

Thanks to our sponsors for this event. Check out these great Products at PRC:



Our community is changing the world!

Fact: 1 in 5 fruits and veggies grown in the U.S. don’t meet cosmetic standards – the crooked carrot, the curvy cucumber, the undersized apple – usually causing them to go to waste. We’re here to change that. Visit Imperfect Produce at the 3rd and final 5K!!

Let’s Make A Difference Together! A portion of our proceeds from this race series go to The Union Gospel Mission. Food and household items donated will go to the Beaverton Sunshine Pantry.

Sunshine Pantry, Beaverton, Oregon

LOGO-TEXTLOGO-SUNPlease check out this list of items needed and bring one of them with you to the race as Sunshine Pantry will be on-site with collection barrels.  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by bringing just one item!!

Sunshine Pantry’s  Mission:

Our commitment is to provide essential nutrition and amenities to all those in need. We strive to restore dignity and instill hope. Our main focus is the family. In the hours of crisis, we believe no child should go to bed hungry.



3rd Race is a Predict: No timing devices allowed

Our FINAL 5K will be a PREDICT 5K.  You “predict” your time and will be scored accordingly.  Anyone can win the Precict 5K by knowing your pace, however, no timing devices allowed.  🙂 No phones or watches can be carried or worn. We will ask you for your predicted 5K time before the race on February 20.  All 5K’s will be timed by Runwithpaula and official results will be posted here.  The 5K series is chip timed.






register_button_2Each 5K is $30. If you sign up for all 3 races the fee is just $75. A great investment in your winter fitness!  We will have one T shirt for the Series and it can be purchased for $15 during registration or at the race. Pre-Order for guaranteed size.  We will add a 5K logo to your shirt at each race so be sure and bring it with you each month and don’t purchase more than one t shirt as there is only one shirt for entire series.  Shirt is a long sleeve cotton unisex race shirt.  Super great fit and feel.winter-series-2017-shirt-mockweb

Pre-registration is online only. You may sign up day of race starting at 7:30am.


Dec. 2015 Race RESULTS
Jan. 2016 Race RESULTS
2016 Race Results:  Race #2, January 23, 2016

scarf1Hand-made winter scarves for overall winners and one random giveaway at each race including the Predict! Wear the PRC colors all winter long with pride!  Hand-made by Paula.  Ribbons for overall and age group categories for each race.

One 5K or Two 5K’s or All Three:

Going out of town for one of the 5K’s? No problem at all.  You can sign up for one, two or all three of the Winter Race Series.

Packet Pick Up

Pick up your packet the morning of each 5K.  Doors open at 7:30am, Race Starts at 9:00am

Packet Pick Up and Race Start/Finish:

Portland Running Company, 10029 SW Nimbus Ave., Beaverton, OR 97008 – 503-524-7570


Reasons to Run a 5K or a 5K Series

5Kseries3 1.  Doability.  A 5K is about 3.1 miles.  The distance is doable.  Most of us have super busy lives and wait until Spring to begin training for longer distances like a half marathon or marathon.  Why not keep yourself in the game this Winter and continue to train for a shorter maybe even faster distance?  Keep your focus over the winter and start your Spring training ahead of the game while keeping that winter layer in check! 2.  Time:  You can train for a 5K by running or walking just a few times a week and feel good about yourself without spending too much time away.  Race day is a snap if you do a quick warm up, race for 30-40 minutes, cool down and boom, your home!  Done and back home eating breakfast with the family in a snap! 3.  Faster:  The 5K distance allows you to push yourself on race day.  Take this challenge and make it fun! Whether you are walking, jogging or running hard, push yourself to a new level, the 5K will be your fastest race, let’s see what you can do. 4.  Better:  Racing makes you fit.  Racing makes your everyday runs feel easier. If you put a race number on 3 months in a row you will learn how to avoid race day jitters which will help your overall performance in any race. 5.  Something New:  If you are always training for a half marathon or marathon it is good to mix it up.  Setting new goals keeps us excited and fresh.  5Kseries1 6. Focused:  If you put 3 races on your Winter Calendar you will stay focused on your training and maybe will give you that extra little push you need to get up and out in the cold and rain.  We live in a cold and rainy climate, anything to help us stay motivated to get outside is great for training. 7.  New Shoes:  Time for you to lace up a pair of light weight trainers – PRC can help you find a pair of racing shoes that make you feel light and speedy, stop in and talk about racing shoes today! Paula Harkin

PRC Winter 5K Race Series